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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the South West by Robin Hicks BBC Bristol
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

presenters John Timpson and Llbby Purves
6.45* Frayer for the Day With THE REV BILL SARGENT
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7 30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Llbby Purves
Unknown: Bill Sargent
Read By: Bryan Martin

: A Happy Man

A short story by ANTON CHEKHOV translated by CONSTANCE GARNETT
Read by Derek Godfrey Producer MAURICE LEITCH


Story By: Anton Chekhov
Translated By: Constance Garnett
Read By: Derek Godfrey
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Genealogy: Your Family History
Have you ever wondered who your ancestors were, whether your lineage is studded with illustrious names or made up of hitherto unknown skeletons in the cupboard? Whatever your interest in your own past, the task of discovering the origins of your family line can be a daunting one: where to start, who to ask, what procedure to follow, how to record vour findings. You can get advice on all these points, and more, if you phone in and speak to
Gordon Honeycombe and Don Steel.
Sue MacGregor is in the Chair.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only from 9.30


Unknown: Gordon Honeycombe
Unknown: Don Steel.

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM p 71' 0 Lord our God', arise (BBC HB 25); Psalm 145, w 1-13;
Romans 1 vv 13-25 (RSV); The church of God kingdom is (BBC HB 183) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Great Entertainer Written and read by Harry Towb
Producer ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland long wave only


Read By: Harry Towb
Producer: Robert Cooper

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Apart From That, He's a Nice Boy by JOAN LOCK
long wave only

: Wildlife

Topics suggested by you - the listener.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jennt Mills

: Down Your Way

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Sounds Mouthwatering (1): MARY BERRY demonstrates her crispy lemon cake. The Smallest Greatest
Shoto on Earth: GILL PYRAH Visits STEWART AND
MARY MCGILL 'S foldaway circus. An Alternative Order:
CHRISTINE HEWITT and her husband swap roles. In the Garden Shed:
JANE FINNIS reports on weedkillers.
Close to Home by DEBORAH MOGGACH , abridged in 12 parts by ANN REES JONES Read by Frances Jeater In 23 Brinsley Street is Kate Cooper , a pretty young housebound mum with two babies and a mostly absent ' Eurocrat husband. Next door in 21 is Sam Green , a would-be writer with a busy working wife and an adolescent daughter. Over the months of a long,hotsummer,Kate and Sam begin to feel they have a lot in common ... (Music: Stravinsky's Jeu de cartes): long wave only


Unknown: Mary Berry
Unknown: Mary McGill
Unknown: Christine Hewitt
Unknown: Jane Finnis
Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Unknown: Ann Rees
Read By: Frances Jeater
Unknown: Kate Cooper
Unknown: Sam Green

: News

: Precious Bane

by MARY WEBB (2)

: Begged, Borrowed or Stolen

First of six programmes.
Tom Vernon investigates some case of petty pilfering in popular music.
(First broadcast in 1978)


Presenter: Tom Vernon
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Mastermind of Gardening

Four contestants compete in the Final for the 1981 title, arranged by Garden News
Chairman John Timpson Questions set by GEOFF AMOS
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Geoff Amos
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Story Time

The Beloved Vagabond (4)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Joan Bakewell On VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1981

Chairman Robert Robinson 12: Home Counties Peter Barlow
(former diplomat)
Jo Atwell (teacher) 1 Leonard Chilton (retired J industrial scientist) J Jeremy Monk
(hydrographic surveyor) ' Including Beat the Brains
Programme devised by ! JOHN P. WYNN. Questions set by IAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS (Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Peter Barlow
Unknown: Jo Atwell
Unknown: Leonard Chilton
Unknown: John P. Wynn.
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

An epic adventure in 12 parts in time and space. Fit the fifth: sent to find the Ultimate Question to Life, The Universe and Everything, Arthur Dent and his companion have been cornered by two humane cops who, nevertheless, have left them in a certain death situation. starring
Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Written by DOUGLAS ADAMS with the assistance of JOHN LLOYD


Unknown: Arthur Dent
Written By: Douglas Adams
Unknown: John Lloyd
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
The Book: Peter Jones
Garkbit and Zarquon: Anthony Sharp
' Compere ' at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe: Roy Hudd
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Marvin: Stephen Moore

: Friends or FoE?

James Wilkinson , BBC Science Correspondent, reports on the first ten years of Friends of the Earth.
Bottles, bikes, otters, airports, whales, waste paper, motorways and - above all - nuclear power. What real influence has FoE had?
Former Energy Minister. THE RT HON TONY BENN , MP, is a member.
SIR JAMES GOLDSMITH contributed to FoE's nuclear power research. But FoE has critics and rivals too. Has it become too respectable? Too noisy? Or just too uncomfortably effective - for some?


Unknown: James Wilkinson
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Sir James Goldsmith
Producer: Julian Hale

: A Touch of Genius

Robin Ray traces, with records, the artistry and achievement of some of the world's greatest musicians.Thisweek: the German conductor
Otto Klemperer. Producer CHRISTINE HARDWICK


Unknown: Robin Ray
Conductor: Otto Klemperer.
Producer: Christine Hardwick

: In Touch

Tape Filing and Indexing Muriel Baker talks to Hannah Wright about simple ways to mark cassettes so that a blind person with no knowledge of Braille can more easily make use of recorded information.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL


Talks: Muriel Baker
Unknown: Hannah Wright
Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of the new screen version of the thriller The Postman
Always Rings Twice; and an exhibition of David Hockney 's designs for
Parade at the Riverside
Studios in Hammersmith. Presented by Colin Ford Producer CLARE SELERIE


Unknown: David Hockney
Presented By: Colin Ford
Producer: Clare Selerie

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Peter Paterson reporting


Unknown: Peter Paterson

: A Book at Bedtime

The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin (2) long wave only


Unknown: Ivan Chonkin

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast tong wave only followed by an Interlude

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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